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Somalia Civil Society Groups Meeting takes place in Istanbul

Monday, May 28, 2012

Turkish FM Davutoglu said that Turkey would keep extending a great assistance to Somalia.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that Turkey would keep extending a great assistance to Somalia.

Davutoglu participated in the meeting of Somalia Civil Society Groups in Istanbul held ahead of the 2nd Istanbul Somalia Conference set to be held between May 31 and June 1, 2012.

Somalia has become one of the most important issues in Turkey’s foreign policy because there were deep rooted ties between the two countries, he said.

Turkey assumed a great leadership in every initiative for Somalia since Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the country in August 2011, he said.

Davutoglu said that Turkey opened an embassy in Somalia, stating that Turkish airline company, THY also launched flight services to Mogadishu.

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